The Don Cowell Memorial Trust was set up to perpetuate the memory of Don Cowell, a gifted player and teacher of the recorder and the mandolin, who was killed in a car accident in 1979.
The activities of the Trust are being supported by a generous bequest from the estate of Dr James Smibert.
In 2013, the DCMT presents a Solo Recorder Competition for students of recorder resident in Australia.The aim is to support promising students in the early stages of their career.
The finalists have now been decided!
They are (in alphabetical order):
UNDER 18 section: Isabella Delaney, Zach Egglesson, Elana Leskie, and Shae Leskie
OPEN section: Jo Arnott, Brendan O'Donnell, and Rhia Parker
The finals for both sections will be held as a free concert
on Saturday 6 July
at Armadale Uniting Church, 86A Kooyong Rd, Armadale, Vic (corner of Clarendon St, Melway 59A7)
Note that this is a change of venue.
The Under 18 final starts at 11 am and the Open final at 1.30 pm.
All welcome, but please book (via email to firstname.lastname@example.org) as we are providing a light lunch between the finals for those attending.
First prize: $1000
Second prize: $300
James Smibert Encouragement Award: $100
First prize: $5000
Second prize: $1000
James Smibert Encouragement Award: $500
Jean Baptiste Loeillet de Gant Sonata in A minor (Op. 1, No. 1)
Ross Edwards Ulpirra
Own choice (3 - 5 minutes)
Jacques Hotteterre le Romain Suite in G minor (Op. 2, No. 3a)